NOVEMBER 25 — BA JIN
Chinese anarchist, lifelong revolutionist, novelist.
“I am a person always full of contradictions… It was hard to choose whether to devote myself to revolution as a soldier or as a writer.”
ALSO ON NOVEMBER 25 IN HISTORY
1904 — Chinese anarchist novelist Ba Jin born, Chengtu, Szechwan, China.
1957 — Radical Mexican muralist Diego Rivera dies, Mexico City, Mexico.
1968 — American socialist novelist, politician Upton Sinclair dies.
1970 — Right-wing gay Japanese novelist Yukio Mishima dies by his own hand.
1974 — British folk-pop composer Nick Drake dies, Tanworth-in-Arden, England.
Excerpted from The 2009 Autonomedia Calendar of Jubilee Saints: Radical Heroes for the New Millennium by James Koehnline and the Autonomedia Collective.